Upcoming Events

Spring Research Conference

The Spring Research Conference is an annual event held by the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, and University of Cincinnati for CEHD graduate students to showcase their research in a safe and collaborative environment, share ideas on their individual projects and receive feedback. This event also allows participants to network with scholars at the national and regional levels about research collaboration.

The 2018 event will be hosted by the University of Louisville on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Founder's Union Building on the University of Louisville's ShelbyHurst Campus.
For more information check out the Spring Research Conference website.

Higher Ed Hot Topics

Erin Yetter, Senior Economic Education Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will host a brown bag discussion about her current research and the status of economics and personal finance education in Kentucky and the U.S. This event is co-hosted with CEHD's Center for Economic Education and will be held in Porter Building Room 113 at noon on Tuesday, March 27th.
For more information, please contact Christine Payne at

2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education Lecture

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab will present a public talk about her award-winning book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream on Tuesday, April 10th in Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library) at 5 p.m. The presentation is free and open to all.
For more information see or contact Christine Payne at

Dissertation Writing Camp

June 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 – 4:00p.m. in rooms 116 and 117 of the Porter Education Building. This free event is held for doctoral student at any stage in the dissertation process. These writing camps provide a quiet place for students to write and come together with other doctoral students in the dissertation process. Please if interested plan to attend all three consecutive Saturday's.

To RSVP for this event contact Taylor Brown at

Doctoral Student Opening Session

All current doctoral student and department faculty are invited to join the CEHD Office of Research and Graduate Studies staff and other CEHD faculty as we welcome new doctoral students. This event provides an overview of CEHD and UofL resources and program; additional information will be shared during departmental orientation sessions. The 2018 session will be held on August 18th, room and time TBA.
For more information, please contact Christine Payne at

GA Training

Please note that all new CEHD graduate assistants are required to attend this short information session on Monday, August 20th (room and time TBA).
For more information, please contact Christine Payne at at

Past Events

Higher Ed Hot Topics: Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses


W. Carson Byrd an Assistant Professor in the Pan-African Studies Department presented on his book Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses. The research examines twenty-eight of the most selective colleges and universities in the country to see whether elite students’ social interaction with each other might influence their racial beliefs in a positive way. Byrd found that students at these universities believed in the success of the 'best and brightest,' leading them to situate differences in race and status around issues of merit and individual effort.

iRIS/IRB Training Workshops

Ms. Kristyn Singleton and IRB Module Analyst for iRIS from the Human Subjects Protection Program at UofL will be on site facilitating a hands-on workshop for students, faculty, and staff. This workshop is to help users become familiar with the iRIS system and how to navigate the IRB process. Ms. Singleton will be able to answer questions such as: How do I use iRIS? What are some insights into the IRB application process? What are the different types of IRB questions that I may encounter and need to respond to?

For more information about ongoing trainings offered by HSPPO, please contact For additional information, please email Christine Payne at